09.22.2010 Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21 Recap

Thank you to Ashley who came by at the meeting today.

-For more information about the Energy Service Corps, contact Ashley: ashley@energyservicecorps.org
-Energy Service Corps meetings are Th 12-1 @ the ampitheater.

Today our discussion were based on the following:

Permaculture Garden:
-Soil Donation
-Soil Preparation
-Gardening Supplies
-Herb Spiral
-Raised Beds
-Weeding
-Sand - landscape for pathways

Signs:
Signs will be made from donated sheets of fiber, thanks to Maggie, one of the new members of Seeds of Change. We will be making signs to let the students on the PCC campus more aware about Seeds of Change.

Suggestions:
Fashion Recyling Show
Local-made Currency - based on the video we watched today

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Sincerely,
Winessa Nartia (Treasurer S.O.C.)

09.21.2010 Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21

We will have two guest speakers and a update on the progress on the vegetable garden. Also, we will be showing a clip on transition gardening.

When: Tuesdays
Where: E220 (map)
Time: 12 pm

Hope to see you.

09.20.2010 Permaculture Design Course

Former Club President, Brett, forwarded an email about a permaculture design class at The Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden.

The course dates are 8 Saturdays, Oct 2 - Nov 20, and & 1 Sunday, Nov 21, The last day will probably be held at the Los Angeles Ecovillage. It’s going to be extremely fun, and more scientifically rigorous than most PDCs are, because the organizers include a botanist (Caitlin Bergman), an atmospheric scientist (Kirstie Stramler), and a student of fluvial geomorphology (Owen Hablutzel).

Source: Kirstie Stramler

The course will cover:

  • Habitat restoration
  • Rapid soil rebuilding
  • Thriving food production
  • Rain and grey water use
  • Community integration
  • Earthworks
  • Sustainability
  • Urban food forestry
  • Recognizing landscape patterns

Where: The Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden
When: 8 Saturdays (Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20),
1 Sunday (Nov. 21)
Time: 8am – 6pm

Permaculture Design Course Poster
Courtesy Say Permaculture!

Read more at http://saypermaculture.com/pdc-permaculture-design-course/

09.18.2010 Sept. 14 Meeting Recap

I would like thank everyone who showed up to our first meeting of the semester. We introduced the new officers and we had a discussion on interests in the club.

Starting this semester, we would like to encourage participation in the club meetings. If you have a cool video project or idea that we should be a part of, please feel free to share it with the club. I hope that we will have something for every niche, if we don’t let us know.

After the meeting, we took a tour of our current projects and had a small discussion on recycling. Special thanks to Nolan for giving the tour. I would also like to acknowledge Nolan’s win to Flee Market Board of Directors, which will help move us forward with our goal to have a local organic certified farmers’ market on campus.

In Transition 1.0 Movie

A free documentary screening of In Transition 1.0 will be held at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena on Saturday September 18, 2010 at 6 p.m.

In Transition 1.0 Movie Poster
Courtesy Transition Culture.

To learn more about this documentary, please visit http://transitionculture.org/essential-info/why-transition-culture/

You can also watch the full movie at https://vimeo.com/8029815

Another movie that I recently saw was Hungry for Green: Feeding the World Sustainably. So far I have not found a source to purchase a copy. You can learn more about Hungry for Green: Feeding the World Sustainably by visiting Unheard Voices.

09.17.2010 Square Foot Gardening Seminar

RIPE Altadena’s member Jo Ann Carey is having a Square Foot Gardening Seminar.

Nothing compares to the flavor of food that is grown in healthy soil, without pesticides, and allowed to grow until just the right time for harvesting. Square foot gardening uses only 20% of the land space of a conventional garden and saves both water and time. There is no tilling of the so anybody can do it. This method will be fully explained, so you may create your own square foot garden, with lessons on setup, planting, watering, growing vertically, pest control and harvesting.

Residential In-season Produce Exchange of Altadena

The full information is available on RIPE’s website. You can learn more by reading All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space! by Mel Bartholomew.

All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!
Source: Courtesy Cool Springs Press.